Girls basketball emerges with forty-point victory over Tri County

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Jaelle Johnson ’20 lines up a shot just beyond the arc for a three-point attempt. Johnson had 3 assists and 3 steals. Photo by B. Novotny

A final score of 53-13 marked a Fairbury Girls Basketball home victory over Tri County on Thursday, Jan 9.

After defeating a ranked Class B Beatrice squad earlier in the week, Fairbury faced Tri County with hopes of raising its 5-6 seasonal record to .500. The Jeffs maintained a lead over the Trojans for the entirety of the game. Senior Sara Huss attributes this outcome to being prepared even before the tip-off.

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Karly McCord ’22 lingers in the air after jumping up to make a pass over the defenders’ hands. McCord scored 6 points for the Jeffs. Photo by B. Novotny

“We saw a lot of success because we played hard and really took the scouting report to heart,” Huss said. “Our game plan going into [the] contest against Tri County was simply to play to our level- keep the momentum going that we had the past few games.”

Huss paved the way in scoring with 22 points. As a team, the Jeffs piled up 5 three-point baskets, a 93% (14/15) free throw average, 11 assists and 14 steals. Nine out of the

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Moments before a free throw, Jordan Tracy ’21 and a Tri County player push on each other before going for the rebound. Photo by B. Novotny

eleven players entered in the game contributed to the point total.

“I think my team needs to take away the same focus and drive that we used and use that throughout the rest of the season,” Huss said. “Against stiffer competition, this will be vital to our success.”

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Sara Huss ’20 looks to pull back after a fast break as a Tri County defender catches up to her. Huss led Fairbury in scoring with 22. Photo by B. Novotny

The Jeffs will take on Wilber-Clatonia on the road this Thursday, Jan 16.